APASA Announcements

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COVID-19 and the Plain People

APASA welcomes those interested into a discussion group about COVID-19 and the plain Anabaptist (Amish and Mennonite) people. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cory Anderson at editor@amishstudies.org We have an email list and conference calls.


JAPAS Call for Papers

"Gender-Focused Research in Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies"

The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies is planning a special issue for late 2020 addressing the subject of gender in Amish and plain Anabaptist research.

A growing body of recent scholarship has identified either a lack of attention to gender in Amish and/or plain Anabaptist studies or a need to revisit some prevailing paradigms. We welcome submissions from both the sciences and humanities that further our understanding of gender in plain Anabaptist life.

Fields of interest include the social sciences, health and safety, history, gender studies, and others, as well as practitioner work. Publications may include original work or new findings from analyzing previously studied data through a gender lens.

JAPAS publishes a wide range of article types, including full length articles, research notes, research briefs,  service provider reports, review essays, and plain people’s research. We especially welcome work from advanced undergraduate and graduate students in addition to experienced scholars.

We recommend submitting a 100- to 150-word summary with tentative title by Tuesday, March 30, 2020 or as soon as feasible (send to editor@amishstudies.org).

Submissions are due by Monday, July 20, 2020, and will be peer reviewed in anticipation of our autumn 2020 issue. Visit https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/amishstudies/ to access the JAPAS submission portal.

In preparation, JAPAS is providing an important resource for potential authors, a list of nearly 50 Amish/plain Anabaptist gender-themed publication citations and abstracts. Although not comprehensive of every mention of gender in the literature, the list will help expedite authors’ efforts to ground their work in existing scholarship. Visit http://www.amishstudies.org/gender.html to view the list.

For this issue, editorial board members Katherine Jellison (Ohio University) and Natalie Jolly (University of Washington) will be joining the JAPAS lead editors, Cory Anderson and Steven Reschly, as guest co-editors. Email editor@amishstudies.org for questions.

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